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The Difference Between All-Wheel Drive (AWD) & 4-Wheel Drive (4WD)

Posted by Poquet Auto on Apr 4, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Have you heard of the term “drivetrain?” Maybe not, but you’re likely familiar with it even if you don’t realize it. Drivetrain is the group of components that deliver power to a vehicle’s axles and wheels. There are four types of drivetrain: all-wheel drive (AWD), four-wheel drive (4WD), front-wheel drive (FWD), and rear-wheel drive (RWD).

What are the 3 Most Commonly Used Car Features? - Readers’ Choice

Posted by Poquet Auto on Mar 21, 2019 9:38:00 AM

Were you impressed when heated seats entered the auto market?

Were you in awe of the bluetooth technology’s hands-free capabilities?

Car features, such as these, have helped the auto industry evolve over the years, pushing some features, like power windows and locks, to become standard options on today’s vehicles.

But, which car features do we actually use the most?

Well, we asked our followers what their 3 most commonly used car features were. See what they had to say!

4 Ways To Identify Abnormal Tire Wear

Posted by Poquet Auto on Mar 7, 2019 3:07:00 PM

Where rubber meets the road.

Tires are what separates you and your vehicle from the cold, hard, and dangerous surface of Minnesota’s roadways.

Have you ever walked out to your vehicle and spotted a dreaded flat? Minnesota roads cause all sorts of wear and tear to your car's tires which can lead to flat tires.

So, how do you spot abnormal tire wear before you’re stranded somewhere? With a trained eye, you can tell if something is wrong simply by looking at the wear patterns on your tires.

No matter the season in Minnesota, understanding your car’s tire wear patterns will help keep you on the roads.

How to Avoid Buying a Lemon

Posted by Poquet Auto on Feb 21, 2019 12:53:00 PM

When purchasing a big ticket item, such as a car, the process can be anxiety-inducing. While savvy car buyers recognize that buying a previously owned vehicle is a smart buy, the worry of inheriting car issues from a previous owner can be of concern. But, that shouldn’t take the option of buying pre-owned cars off the table. Learn the facts about lemon cars, lemon laws, and steps you can take to avoid buying one!

8 Vehicle Features We Love Year-Round

Posted by Poquet Auto on Feb 7, 2019 9:05:00 AM

Minnesota weather can bring anything from -50° wind chills in the bitter cold winter to 100° summer days. With an ever-changing weather system in the Twin Cities, there’s a lot to be thankful for insides our vehicles. To show our gratitude to the automotive industry, we thought we’d highlight some truly amazing vehicle tech options and innovations that we oftentimes take for granted. Below are the top 5 features we’re grateful for, no matter the season.

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